Communication Studies Minor

A well-rounded curriculum combines theory, criticism, context and more, resulting in a communications program that produces impactful thought leaders in the field.

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at

The Communication Studies Minor

The communication studies minor consists of 6 lower-division units and 12 upper-division units to be selected in consultation with an advisor.

Required Lower-Division Core
COMM 101Introduction to Human Communication3
Select one of the following:3
COMM 130Introduction to Media Studies
COMM 203Public Speaking
COMM 220Introduction to Media Writing
Required Upper-Division Core
COMM 300Communication Theory3
 COMM 336 Communication Criticism
Upper-Division Electives
Select from any upper-division communication course9